This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Annual BioQUEST Faculty Summer Workshop
Global Health in Undergraduate Education
at Beloit College in June 2010. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Estimating a State's Vulnerability to Disaster
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Possible Audiences:

Undergraduate Introductory Biology, Ecology, Global Health  


Brief Overview:

We begin to estimate a state's vulnerability to disaster in an equation.  


Resources and References:

Katrina and Vulnerability: The Geography of Stress Curtis et. al. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 18 (2007): 315-330. U.S. Census Data: The American FactFinder National Climactic Data Center at NOAA U.S. Energy Information Administraton